Summer has pulled me deeply into the present. With the children at home, summer activities that will become childhood memories, several personal journeys in circles of women and elders that heal and propel me and everyday life and work as well. The present is full and every moment brilliant and clear. It amazes me how rich life is and how tired I am every midweek come Wednesday, just ask my children. How blessed I feel that the brilliance of the moment in this time of my life is from pleasure and joy and a feeling of being on track in the midst of life with all its imperfection. Rather than the acuity of crisis that can create a similar precise awareness of what matters most. I am well aware what a blessing this is.
In the morning before the heat of the sweltering hot days I have felt the breath of fall in the distance and with that rising of inspiration and aspiration and urges to make art working in the back of my awareness. Though lazy in the heat now an excitement is building for what is to come what is to be created and the comfort of routine that will be and the relief of changing weathers and the purifying rains.
Not yet though … not at all. I still savor every moment of heat, the bounty of harvest and the business it creates in preserving this abundance for cooler scarcer times. I go along still present to the present in haste taking note to the flashes of inspiration that comes so as to pick it up again when time is ripe for this.
Tills then I will be scarcely present here and I pray you will forgive me.
May we all be Well
May we all be Happy.
May we all be Healthy.
May we all be at Peace.
Take a moment and feel into the deepest yearning of your heart. Not your superficial desires but that yearning that almost aces and makes you shiver with delight or weep of longing when you tap into it. See and feel it clearly ..in as much detail as possible. If you can not feel it …, practice, relaxed, with an open mind. You may be surprised what may come forth. Do not for now worry of the hows…just know your longing. Befriend it and repeatedly strengthen this feeling-image. Know that as you do the fabric of what is is rearranging itself with this very breath to bring this into being. Today and this time is powerful times. Things transform faster than ever before known to us . Take advantage of this and create the most awesome reality you can imagine for you and all there is.
Vision clearly and do what you can in the moment every moment and know that is enough.
Today I offer a prayer I wrote years ago and have had posted on my fridge pretty much ever since. I am sure you have had the experience of getting so accustomed to things in you daily environment that it becomes as invisible. This morning tidying after the chaos created from a juicy creative evening I rediscovered it and I paused long enough to read through it even though I know it so well. I thought I would share it with you. Maybe it will speak to you to.
A daily portion of love and laughter and tears
Fun and Serenity.
That I may get everyday
Firmer and more Gentle.
That I may Everyday and Moment
Be in the Now
Body Mind Spirit and Soul.
That all my relations are Peaceful True and Real.
That when it is needed
I am able to do what is needed.
That I at all times am Guided
Able to recognize this Guidance
in its many forms
And stay forever True to Myself
as to act in the best interest of All there is.
That I may recognize when to hold on
when to let go
have the courage to do so.
That I may alway recognize my many Blessings
Behold the Everyday Miracles
Know that I am Provided for.
That I maintain Focus always
to move towards
Raising my Vibration
Realising my Vision
to Free What waits Within me
are able to be Fully Present
Savouring Each precious Moment.
Where ever I Am.
Whatever I Do.
All Is Light
All is Love .